Dr. James Mortimer has more than 20 years of experience in pediatric primary care for children, ranging from newborn to adolescentsHead shot of Dr. James Mortimer
Ashe Memorial Hospital welcomes new pediatrician
— Ashe Memorial Hospital is pleased to welcome Dr. James Mortimer, a board-certified physician, to the team at Ashe Women & Children’s Health.
A native of Pennsylvania, Dr. Mortimer brings more than 20 years of experience in pediatric primary care for children, ranging from newborn to adolescents. Beginning August 31, Dr. Mortimer will be at Ashe Women & Children’s Health four days a week.
“I enjoy interacting with the kids,” Dr. Mortimer said. “You never know what to expect. There are different challenges and flavors, if you will, when it comes to working with young people. They energize me and make me feel younger.”
Dr. Mortimer earned his Bachelor’s degree in biology from Washington & Jefferson College in Washington, Pa., in 1993. He then went on to earn his Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine from Midwestern University in Downers Grove, Ill., in 1997. Dr. Mortimer completed a Rotating Internship at St. Francis Hospital in Pittsburgh, Pa., in 1998 followed by a Residency in General Pediatrics at Mercy Hospital of Pittsburgh in 2001. In 2022, Dr. Mortimer completed his MBA in executive healthcare/pharmaceuticals at Saint Joseph’s University, in Philadelphia, Pa.
Prior to joining the team at Ashe Women & Children’s Health, Dr. Mortimer was a staff physician for Butler Health System in Butler, Pa. and the CEO and Managing Physician for Next Generation Pediatrics, LLC. Most recently, he was the lead physician for UPMC Children’s Community Pediatrics in Butler, Pa.
Located on the campus of Ashe Memorial Hospital, Ashe Women & Children’s Health is committed to transforming women’s healthcare in Ashe County. The clinic offers obstetric, gynecological and primary care services for women as well as pediatric primary care for children.
In his role, Dr. Mortimer will provide full spectrum pediatric primary care services to children, ranging from newborn to 20 years of age. In addition, Dr. Mortimer also specializes in prenatal visits, preterm births, ADHD management, asthma and allergy management, obesity management, among other areas. Dr. Mortimer also will be available for inpatient pediatric care and will be taking pediatric call as needed.
For more information on Dr. Mortimer and Ashe Women & Children’s Health or to schedule an appointment, please call 336-846-0805 or visit ashememorial.org.
About Ashe Memorial Hospital
For more than 80 years, Ashe Memorial Hospital’s dedicated team of board certified physicians, nurses and staff members have provided the highest quality medical care available to the people of Ashe County and the surrounding Blue Ridge Mountains. Ashe Memorial Hospital offers a wide variety of emergency, elective, rehabilitation and preventative health services.
Founded in 1941, Ashe Memorial Hospital is a fully accredited 25 bed critical hospital located in Jefferson, N.C. For more information, please visit ashememorial.org or call 336-846-7101.